Beacon School District Investigations

Two pending that charge discrimination

An analysis by ProPublica of data on allegations of civil-rights violations filed with the U.S. Department of Education show that seven cases have been brought against the Beacon City School District in the past five years, and two remained open as of April 27. There were no cases in the Haldane or Garrison districts, according to the records.

The pending cases were both initiated in December 2016. One alleges racial harassment and other discrimination in discipline.

Of the five resolved cases, the agency found violations in two of them (filed in January 2016 and January 2017) and required changes to school policies. Two others were dismissed for insufficient evidence and one because it was being investigated by another agency.